Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 27 Shoebox Swap

The shoebox swap was a hit...everyone had a great time but we felt a little rushed with Irene learking right outside.  Here are some snaps of the ladies working hard on their cards.  I will post pics of the cards soon.




Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Son's Scout Adventure

I just had to share.... my son, Cameron, just came back from a Boy Scout High Adventure Trip from the Florida Keys.  He went scuba diving for 10 days with his troop.  They had a great time but the jelly fish did visit them and everyone got stung at least once or twice.  Enjoy the pictures.
Cameron taking off scuba gear after
a dive.
Cameron changing tanks

The crew checking out the

The boys exploring the under water

A nasty jelly fish.
The crew fishing off the side of the boat

Cameron enjoying the underwater,
giving a thumbs up.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Diana's Card

Diana shared her card with me using the copic airbrush system so I had to share it with you.  What a beautiful card.


Today we hit.....1300 viewers-----Shoebox next week

I just happend to look at the counter and saw that we hit 1300 viewers.... how fun is that !!!! Lisa and I appreciate all the viewers and comments to us via email. 

On another note... it is a week til the shoebox at the church... the summer has just flown bye... can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones.  After the swap, Lisa or I will post the cards so all can view.


New Fun Toy --- a gotta have

I was at Diana's house last night and she showed me a new purchase she recently got to use with her copic pens... OMG.  This was the best new appliance ever.  The fun thing is... Stampin UP has one but on a smaller scale and sprays a splatter on the paper instead of a clean spray.  I know you are just dying to know what I am talking about....Copic has an airbrush system that can be used with a can of air which makes it portable. 

I just had to share because it is the small things that excite me.  Here are some samples that we did using this fun new toy.
This was done with 3 scallop punchouts
 and taped together.  Then sprayed
the tip of the punchouts and created
clouds.  Finished off with some stamp
that Diana had on her shelf. I am sure
she could tell ya the stamp and what
company sells it.  Diana has a
grand collection of stamps and
This was done with a circle punchout using
sticky note to leave a white circle.  Different
colors were sprayed on the top portion of
the paper with a back and forth motion to
create a sky look.  The bottom was used
with an olive color, sorry I did not pay
attention when I was pulling colors.  The
added touch was lovely as a tree in espresso.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stamp Camp -- Aug 7

Another fun time at stamp camp.   I have to admit the crowd got a little loud, but we have the best time and the conversation topics are always interesting.  So here are some of the cards from that camp:
I have to admit, this card is not my fav.  But I will say that Lisa's card came out much nicer than mine.  I should have stole her and put it on here. She changed the colors around.  Since this is a two step stamp I should have used the darker color first then used the lighter color (calypso coral on top of the cobbler)
Stamp set: Sincere Saluations and Simply Soft
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso coral and Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

I really like this card.  Who knew you could use the butterfly punch and make flowers.  I saw a sample of this card on SCS.  The card looks much better in person.  You know I smudge the flowers with ink, starting out with so saffron on the center of the butterfly punch out.  Concord crush around the edges of the punch out and then a dab of Pacific point on the edges this gives the punch out the flower look.  I used glue dots to put the flowers on the card.
Stamp set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Concord Crush, So Saffron, Black and Pacific Point
Paper: Certainly celery, So saffron, Concord crush and Whisper White
Accessories: dot folder, silver brads, sponge, butterfly punch, bird punch and glue dots

I simply love, love, love this card.  This is marker to rubber. I used the pool party marker for the flowers and the tip I used Island Indigo.  The leaves were lucky limeade.  The hello got a tap of chocolate chip. 
Stamp set: My Friend
Ink: Chocolate chip and in color markers.
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate chip and Whisper White
Accessories: chocolate chip ribbon

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thank you card

My SIL's best friend and neighbor moved from NJ to AL.  She lived in a McMansion, was moving to a much smaller ranch home, and needed to seriously downsize.  She gave me 5 moving boxes full of stamp stuff....everything from many, many stamp pads, tons of paper, stamps, a Xyron (I think I'm most excited about that!), and two Pier One tower storage thingies.  And she just gave it all to me!  When my husband and I picked up everything from her house, she said if there is anything else we were interested in, let her know.  Well, I've been looking for arm chairs for my living room for a while now.  She had two in her dining room that were exactly what I was looking for.  I asked her what she wanted for them, and she gave them to me, too.  How very generous!!!  Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that here is the card I made for her.....

I used 5th Avenue floral with the re-inker spread technique, real red, old olive, and black.  I embossed the rose in white on shimmer paper, then sprayed the paper until the water pooled, touched my aqua painter from a drop of real red to the pools of water.  It's fun to watch the ink spread!  The leaves are CB'd with the SU leaf embosslit, and the black is CB'd with the swiss dots folder.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

OMG Ladies !!!!

It is 100 days til the Shoebox swap in OC..... down the ocean Hon !!!!   I can't wait to have a weekend away to just stamp, share techniques and meet new friends.....and eat lots of chocolate.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Mascot !!!!!

I added Philomenia to our blog, after all she is our mascot and carries our name to each event.  Say Hey Hon.......

How easy....Ink to Paper

Here is a card that I did using stampin spots: pumpin pie, daffodil delight, old olive, basic black and early expresso (this is from the getting started spots).  The stamp set is fabulous florets.  What a simple and great card.  I had to practice with the pressure of the ink spots to paper. The ink spots make a great background.  I will be doing this card at stamp camp next Sunday.